John Moore to lead Ashland as new principal
John Moore has eight years of experience in education, having started his professional career teaching special education at Booker T. Washington Elementary. After four years in the classroom, he was hired a PBIS coach and administrative dean at Coventry Oak Elementary. Since 2019, he has also worked with teachers throughout Fayette County Public Schools as a safe crisis management trainer. Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Louisville, a master’s degree in teaching from Midway College, and studied instructional leadership at Georgetown College, where he earned his principal certification.
“I am extremely excited for Mr. Moore as he joins the district’s leadership team with a focus on sustaining, renewing, and elevating Ashland’s rich appreciation for academic excellence and integration of the Arts,” said Elementary School Chief Faith Thompson, who oversees Ashland. “A consummate professional who brings a wealth of educational experiences, Mr. Moore has many strengths including his warm presence and passion for students, families, and their success. His ability to develop authentic and trusting relationships with faculty and staff will make his transition seamless and his balanced, distributive leadership approach demonstrates his value and dedication to all.”
Superintendent Manny Caulk announced Moore's hiring June 24. He officially took the helm at Ashland on July 1, 2020.